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Evaluating Subversion - some questions

From: charles medcoff <cmedcoff_at_wideopenwest.com>
Date: 2004-09-17 01:10:16 CEST

I'm evaluating Subversion for my department and would like to get some clarification/comments on a few items. I have subversion installed on a windows box and have used it both locally and remotely (svnservice -d). I've read/scanned most of the book and the FAQ so hopefully I have not overlooked any existing answers. Your feed back is greatly appreciated.

1) I need clarification about where a repository can be placed. The subversion book indicates "Do not create your repository on a network share-it cannot exist on a remote filesystem such as NFS, AFS, or Windows SMB." I gather that this means that means that one always has to place the Berkly DB on the same machine
as the "svnserve -d" process (daemaon/service) runs? Just looking for confirmation.

2) How does all of this work when one wants to expose a repository to outside user who will access it thought he public internet? The server has to sit in the DMZ and
the data along with it? - Doesn't seem good to have the data in the DMZ. What's the recomended machine, repository, network topology here. Sorry I'm not a networking guru and yes I realize this is a broad question, perhaps some examples setups would help me here.

3) Is there anyway to tie existing security infrastructure (LDAP, networking OS, etc.) authentication mechanisms into svnserve or does one pretty much have to maintain separate id/passwords?
Received on Fri Sep 17 01:10:52 2004

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